Category Archives: Player Performance

Coutinho a crucial influence for Liverpool

Having endured a rather turbulent summer during which Brendan Rodgers spent more time talking about Luis Suarez’ desire to leave the club he did on the training ground, Liverpool have hit the ground running in the Premier League. Those who … Read more…

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Andy Carroll isn’t England’s saviour, he’s a relic.

Forget about tiki-taka…Barcelona’s revolutionary approach to the game has become increasingly tedious – crafty playmakers and a ‘False number 9′ are not a necessity for every team, strictly speaking that is. As football fans we welcome a nice passing game … Read more…

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Swansea: Laudrup’s total football and the right philosophy

By the time Michael Laudrup strolled out with his customary panache onto the Wembley turf to congratulate his players and receive a collective embrace from the jubilant Swansea fans packed behind one of the goals, even the usually humble Dane must have … Read more…

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All by yourself Luis Suarez…but you do inspire column inches!

Over the years, we have seen some crazy celebrations, some weird ones, some were unforgettable, some were utterly bizarre and some were just simply awful. We’ve witnessed all sort of crazy dances, rocking babies and dentist’s chairs, t-shirts with all sorts … Read more…

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10 things we have learnt from the Premier League weekend

1. Can Chelsea avoid the Blues? You have to feel for Roberto Di Matteo. Not only winning the FA Cup and the Champions League hasn’t been enough to receive a formal endorsement from Roman Abramovich, now he sees Chelsea’s best … Read more…

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Is there still time for Radamel Falcao to play in the Premier League?

I remember writing an article on Radamel Falcao last summer, hoping he would come to the Premier League…obviously he didn’t and I was left disappointed. As I watched Falcao kiss the Europa League trophy last night, I reminisced about what could … Read more…

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